Halo Twin-Stick Shooter Coming Out, Sort Of

by on June 4th, 2013 at 9:20 am


Announced today there’s a new Halo game set between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4. And it’s also apparently a twin-stick shooter ala Geometry Wars or Smash TV. That is exciting! The last time Halo left the FPS world I was pleasantly pleased with the outcome.

Except it’s not really coming out. Sure, there are trailers and screenshots and things to look at. Obviously a game is in development. But that game is being released exclusively on Windows 8 and Windows 8 phones.

I don’t get it. Why release a game on one of your biggest franchises for platforms that overwhelmingly aren’t used by people in general, much less people who play games? Do you honestly think people are just so excited about paying for in game powerups that they’ll drop their iPhones and Galaxies for a Windows 8 phone? Or that this Halo game will be so amazing it’ll drive sales of Windows 8?


If this comes to iOS I’ll be excited. For now it may as well exist in development hell.